Born in Poland, Ania Vu (née Vu Dang Minh Anh) is pursuing a Ph.D. in composition as a Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Her recent music explores varied notions of time, musical energy related to form, and wordplay in vocal music set to her own Polish text. Her current mentors include Marcos Balter , James Primosch , and Anna Weesner. In 2017, she received her BM in both Composition and Theory from the Eastman School of Music.
Ania is a recipient of an Honorable Mention and a two-time finalist of the ASCAP Morton Gould Competition Young Composers Awards. Also a finalist of the 2019 Kaleidoscope Call for Scores, she has received the Belle Gitleman, Bernard Rodgers, and Louis Lane awards from Eastman. Performers of her music include the MIVOS Quartet, Daedalus Quartet , TAK ensemble , International Contemporary Ensemble , and the Iridium Saxophone Quartet. Her music has been featured at festivals such as the Valencia International Performance Academy (VIPA) in Spain, Red Note New Music Festival in Illinois State University, SoundSCAPE in Cesena, Italy, and Women in Music in Rochester.
For more information about her piano background, performances and teaching, please scroll down to Performance.
Outside of music, Ania has a passion for languages, and speaks fluent English, Polish, French, and Vietnamese, in addition to having studied Latin and German. She also enjoys traveling - having visited 30 countries so far -, wandering in all kinds of museums, and ballroom dancing.
(Résumé) updated in 11/2019.